by Sebastien Meise Great Freedom won two prizes at the European Film Awards, among the eight winners that were announced ahead of the December 11 ceremony.
An eight-member jury met in Berlin to choose winners in the categories of cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, makeup and hair, original music, sound and visual effects. All were chosen from the feature selection of 53 films.
The winners will be honored at the ceremony in Berlin on December 11.
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Great Freedom won the prize for European Cinematography and European Original Music. The drama has already won the Jury Prize at Un Certain Regard when it debuted at Cannes 2021, as well as the top prize at the Sarajevo Film Festival.
The Austria-Germany co-production is also Austria’s submission for the Oscars’ Best International Feature Film category. The report traces the persecution of homosexuality in Germany over the decades.
The jury was made up of the Danish Camilla Hjelm (director of photography), the British Matt Kasmir (VFX supervisor), the Serbian Jelena Maksimovic (editor), the Italian Ursula Patzak (costume designer), the French Célia Sayaphoum ( sound designer), German Francis ‘Kiko’ Soeder (decorator), Turkish Başar Ünder (composer) and Dutchman Leendert van Nimwegen (make-up artist).
European film award winners
European cinematography – Crystel Fournier, great freedom
European Editing – Mukharam Kabulova, Unclench fists
European Production Design – Márton Ágh, Natural light
European Costume Design – Michael O’Connor, Ammonite
European hair and make-up – Flore Masson, Olivier Afonso, Antoine Mancini, Titanium
Original European music – Nils Petter Molvær, Peter Brötzmann, Great Freedom
European sound – Gisle Tveito, Gustaf Berger, Innocents
European Visual Effects – Peter Hjorth, Fredrik Nord, Lamb